Head of School Search
Dear Oldfields Family and Friends,
After a thorough nationwide search, we are thrilled to announce that David G. Perfield will be coming to Oldfields as our new Head of School. David, his wife Lisa, and their daughters, Anna and Lexi, are very excited to become part of the Oldfields Family on July 1, 2018.
David was chosen unanimously by the Search Committee and the Oldfields Board of Trustees. Those of you who had the pleasure of meeting David know that he is a caring, bright, and energetic leader. Currently, David holds the position of Assistant Head of School at Cardigan Mountain School in Canaan, N.H. Prior to Cardigan, David served as Associate Director of Admissions and later as Associate Director of Development at the New Hampton School in New Hampton, N.H. During his educational career, David has been a biology teacher, coach, and dorm parent.
Our search has always been motivated by the Oldfields motto, "Courage, Humility, and Largeness of Heart." David understands that and has great respect for Oldfields' past and its traditions. With that said, he is also looking forward to leading our beloved School into the future.
The Board would also like to thank Interim Head of School Ansley Smithwick for all she has done for Oldfields over the last 37 years. She has served Oldfields well, and we are filled with gratitude for her devotion. We are delighted Ansley will remain with us as Associate Head of School and play a crucial role in assuring a smooth transition. Both Ansley and David are looking forward to working together next year.
Please join us in warmly welcoming the Perfield Family to Oldfields. We feel they will make a wonderful addition to our Oldfields Family.
R. A. Edwards, III
Chair, Board of Trustees